I chose this for my “Fahrenheit 451” book purely because of why it was banned. It was not banned for content like most books. No, the Texas Board of Education banned the colorful storybook due to lack of research. There’s another Bill Martin, you see, without the Jr., who wrote a book geared toward adults titled Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation. Someone on the board decided that Ethical Marxism may not be the best book to be molding young Texan minds, and so they banned it. To be safe, they banned all of Bill Martin’s books. Including the very innocent Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, written by an altogether different Bill Martin.
On to the actual book. We have a very simple style of Color Animal, Color Animal, What Do You See? I See a (Different Color Animal) Looking at Me. And most of the animals are colors that appear in nature. Brown Bear. Red Bird. Blue Horse? WTF? And Purple Cat?
We could have gone with a bluebird or blue jay, or a jellyfish, or blue fish or something. There are animals that are naturally blue in nature. And purple? What about purple butterfly, or something like that. I would have accepted red horse (it kind of works) or orange cat. Those even have the same syllables. And we have a white dog and a black sheep, where I would have flipped those colors. Most sheep are white, after all. If this is trying to teach animals with their normal correlating colors, this falls short a few times.
This fulfills the CBR10 Bingo square “Fahrenheit 451”